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Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads is as far north as you can get in NSW, with the town abutting the Queensland border, and turning into Coolangatta on the other side, with both known as the Twin Towns. Whilst the area is a hotbed of activity, with tourism, shopping, surfing and some of the …

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Pottsville

Still a quiet coastal town with excellent beaches and lots of families who return for holidays year after year, Pottsville is set to grow dramatically over the next decade. Although the original area was developed at the mouth of a creek along the pretty coastal strip, the new residential areas …

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Midginbil

The 162 hectare selection taken up in 1904 became Midginbil Hill, with an historic homestead built in 1911 still used, now part of a country resort with a wide range of tourist activities. Further up the road is the tiny village of Kunghur. The nearby Clarrie Hall Dam is a …

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Chillingham

The 1920’s general store here is not just for groceries, petrol, papers or postal agency functions, it’s also a café (upstairs) by day, and a restaurant (downstairs) by night, and it even has a liquor licence! This village also includes a leadlight specialist and a flute workshop (where instruments are …

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Tyalgum

This tiny village which was established for cedar-getters in the late 19th century is now nationally famous for its annual classical music festival. Held in the historic Tyalgum Hall, this sturdy timber structure, complete with corrugated iron roof, has excellent acoustics (barring rain!). Dairying, coffee and cattle are the industries, …

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Stokers Siding

Once a train stop for the busy banana industry, the 1894 station is now a general store/post office which also incorporates a licensed café; furniture hand-crafted from camphor laurel is also sold there. The village is noted for the long-running pottery and gallery which is housed in a 1921 heritage …

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Crystal Creek

This locality was named for the crystals which were found in the area in the 1850’s, but today the scenic farm and rainforest areas adjoining the Mount Warning foothills are home to several stylish bed and breakfasts, with proximity to both the Brisbane and Byron Bay a drawcard. Apart from …

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Burringbar

One of the many Aboriginal place names in the region, Burringbar is named for a specialised type of boomerang used as a striking stick. Best known for the rather winding road around the range of the same name, the village is a quiet stop-off point with general store, craft and petrol …

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Cabarita Beach

The locality name is Cabarita Beach after a housing estate developed in the 1960’s, but the original, and postal name for this pretty little town is Bogangar, an Aboriginal word meaning ‘place of many pippies’, which refers to the ancient ceremonial shell middens in the area. With large areas of …

Kingscliff

Kingscliff

Just ‘south of the border’, Kingscliff is becoming a popular destination for Queenslanders wanting a great meal or a good coffee on a day out, as well as a holiday destination for families from all over the region and interstate.